NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court’s ruling in an insurance dispute that allowed changes to be made to a contract so that an injured offshore worker could get a $2.5 million settlement.
NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a doctor treating a prisoner at the maximum security Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was not deliberately indifferent in treating his pain.
NEW ORLEANS — The conviction and three-year sentence of an accountant found guilty of theft, money laundering and unlawful payment structuring while working as a contractor for the New Orleans Traffic Court will stand, a court has ruled.
NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a finding from federal court in New Orleans that refused to hear a boat lift operator's claim for damages involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
NEW ORLEANS — A Houma oyster processing business that was forced to shut down after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has lost its bid to get more compensation from the BP Economic and Property Damages Settlement fund.
NEW ORLEANS — A Concordia Parish Correctional Facility detainee who had been stabbed and stomped on by fellow inmates will get to pursue legal claims against a prison worker who allegedly delayed medical care for more than 10 days after the attack.
NEW ORLEANS — Six judges who would have re-heard an Endangered Species Act case en banc offered a dissenting opinion that poked fun of a panel and a majority of 5th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, comparing their actions to that of the dusky gopher frog.
NEW ORLEANS — The 5th District Court of Appeals has issued a mixed ruling in a case arising from a heated Jefferson Parish council meeting in Gretna in 2013, in which a citizen was ejected after raising questions about a no-bid contract awarded to a campaign contributor.
NEW ORLEANS — An Alabama radiology practice that was denied business-loss compensation by the claims program for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been denied again at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
NEW ORLEANS — In a dispute pitting recreational anglers against commercial fishermen in the management of red snapper in Gulf waters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has sided with the interests of the Charter Fisherman's Association.